A presentation to develop the Farr Tract on the corner of Cedar Crest Boulevard and Lower Macungie Road with an Active 55 community was given at the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting Feb. 19. The plan was denied earlier by the planning commission.
A regular single home community was originally proposed but it was rejected due to traffic concerns.
Commissioner Brian Higgins suggested the planning commission is being more stringent. Higgins also said "there is absolutely a traffic problem."
LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Approved fire study will include plans for the future
Lower Macungie Township Fire Chief Dave Nosal has proposed a fire study for the township.
His recommendation is to hire Dr. Harry Carter who was introduced at the Feb. 5, 2015, board of commissioners meeting.
Carter said the study will include plans for the future with several solutions and will include discussions with neighboring municipalities. The cost is $22,500.
Carter has 50 years experience in fire department knowledge including fire fighting as well as municipal fire protection. The study was approved.
Guy Bieber, residential plumbing and sewage enforcement officer, was issued a proclamation for his years of service with Lower Macungie Township at the Jan. 22 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.
Bieber is retiring after 41 years of service. He will work until Jan. 31 and has offered his services during the transition.
In other business, a resolution was approved for public sewage hook-up on North Walnut Street.
David Nosal, Lower Macungie Township's fire chief, gave a presentation at the Jan. 8 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.
This presentation provided various statistics of fire events in the township and showed total responses were up from 2013.
During the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting Dec. 18, 2014, the commissioners expressed their condolences over the death of a former commissioner, Bill Spade, who was a commissioner from 2008 to 2010. Commissioners held a moment of silence in his honor.
Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners asked for a moment of silence during the Dec. 4 meeting in recognition of the passing of Sam Ashmar, Upper Macungie Township supervisor.
Ashmar was a fire marshall for the Upper Macungie Fire Department.
There are lots on the corner of Schantz Road and Hamilton Boulevard behind Dunkin' Donuts that have gone through various consolidations. The property in question is being requested by Ciocca Subaru to become part of its car lot.
Lower Macungie Township honored its veterans Nov. 9 at the community center.
Dr. Charles Peters, representing the Lower Macungie Township Historical Society, a Navy veteran himself, welcomed all in attendance.
VFW Post 9264 posted the colors.
Cub Scout Pack 431 assisted with the various duties, including leading the Pledge of Allegiance and the playing of taps. A medley of the Armed Forces songs was played and members of each branch of the service stood when their song was played.
At the Nov. 6 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, comments regarding the proposed Quarry Park field upgrade continued. There were various communications received regarding this issue.
Residents are questioning the need for the proposed fields as well as the amount of money needed.
Resident Susan Coenen asked about public use which has not been determined. She also suggested Commissioner Brian Higgins recuse himself from the process due to the potential of conflict of interest. Higgins is a Lower Macungie Youth Association coach and on the LMYA board.
Concordia Lutheran Church, located on Brookside Road in Lower Macungie Township, has applied for plan approval for a 7,650 square foot addition which will house offices, an educational wing and meeting rooms. The construction will be done in two stages. The plan was approved.
A 12-lot development was approved. This development, formerly known as Jarrett Farms, will be known as Park Side Crossings. The lots are located at 3510 Macungie Road.